Charleston History Tour Package from Myrtle Beach

Charleston Adventures

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Enjoy a scenic journey to one of America's greatest historic treasures – Charleston, for a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining!
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Book now and enjoy a $16 discount off of the regularly priced $125.00 ticket.  For a limited time, this fantatstic trip is only $109.00

Enjoy a scenic journey to one of America's greatest historic treasures – Charleston, South Carolina, for a day of sightseeing, shopping and dining!

From our convenient meeting location in Myrtle Beach, you'll begin the scenic two-hour trip to Charleston on our comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach. Once in the Charleston area, your all-day adventure includes:
  • Palmetto Carriage Works Tour: Hop on a mule driven carriage for a historic old city tour. With a professional tour guide who is certain to entertain and inform you, you’ll relish in magnificent homes and gardens and Charleston’s way of life, past and present.
  • Harbor Boat Tour: Board the Carolina Belle for a 90-minute, non-stop “Harbor of History Tour” live-narrated by the Captain. You’ll experience 75 points of interest including the USS Yorktown and the Battery while delighting in a delicious Deli-Style Boxed Lunch.
  • Boone Hall Plantation Tour: Explore the 738-acre plantation to see the historic brick slave cabins, a smoke house and a cotton gin. Costumed hostesses provide guided tours and reveal to you a true sense of Southern elegance, strife, charm and beauty.
You’ll also have some limited time to spend visiting the Market and see where the original settlers purchased their daily needs. Take home a souvenir ranging from hand-woven baskets to one-of-a-kind artwork before heading back to Myrtle Beach.

What Is Not Included?

Any souvenirs or other items that you would like to purchase at the City Market, Plantation, or any other stop along the tour, are not included in the tour price. You can also purchase snacks aboard the Carolina Belle. If you would like to purchase anything during the trip, please bring cash with you.

Meeting Location

29th Ave N &Hollywood Dr in Broadway at the Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC) (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)
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Rating: 5
I would recommend this tour. Very interesting.
Thu, Jun 25  7:00 AM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
The only problem we encountered was the brochure did not specify the amount of walking.
Rating: 5
Great excursion!
Thu, Jun 25  7:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
Wonderful addition to our Myrtle Beach vacation. Everyone from the Coach driver to the Tour guides were professional, courteous and informative. My Husband and I very much enjoyed the tours and were enchanted by

the lore and intrigued by the history of Charlestown. Charlestown is Beautiful!
Rating: 4
would highly recommend but need more time
Tue, Jun 23  7:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
we took this trip with a group of family members from the ages of 18 thru 70 and we all enjoyed it very much.we all loved the carriage ride and our guide was wonderful but was surprised to find out there were 3 different routes they take and don't get me wrong we loved the path we took but would have loved to do all 3 routes.The harbor tour was interesting and we even got to see some dolphins while touring the harbor.The last stop was Boone plantation which I was so excited to visit and this is where I need to address the tour company.If I can offer one bit of advice to Charleston Adventures is to add at least 1 more hour to this tour,By the time we reached the plantation it was 1:45 and our bus driver told us we would be leaving promptly at 3:30.we hurried in to try and book the house tour which we did for 2:30 but ended up missing because we opted to take the wagon ride around the farm to kill time until the tour which our guide assured us he"d have us back in time but we were 5 min. late getting back thus missing out on the house tour.We tried to book another one but couldn't get in til 3:30.We also didn't get to see the live Gullah culture presentation because by the time we arrived the only performance left was 3:15.I just want to say I would highly recommend this tour but for the amount we spent felt cheated by the time we reached the plantation.I think if we would have had just one more hour we could have seen everything the plantation had to offer.
Rating: 4
New Visitors
Tue, Jun 23  7:00 AM Female 50-59 Combination Group of Friends
 
If you have never been to Charleston - this is a quick view of the city.
Rating: 4
Excellent day trip
Thu, Jun 18  7:00 AM Female 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
 
Excellent tour of beautiful Charleston.
Rating: 4
Bus availability
Thu, Jun 18  7:00 AM Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Couple on a Date
 
It was a good tour, just too hot and the bus driver did not make the air conditioned bus available for people who needed a break from the triple digit temperatures
Rating: 5
Charleston History Tour Package from Myrtle Beach
Tue, Jun 16  7:00 AM Female 30-39 International Tourist(s) Individual
 
I had a great day. Everything has worked well and it was so interesting!
Rating: 5
Very informative tour
Tue, Jun 16  7:00 AM Female 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
 
We especially enjoyed the carriage ride and our guide was funny, as well as knowledgeable. Tables were reserved for our group to eat our lunches on the harbor tour in the air conditioned lower level - a BIG plus due to the extreme heat of the day. On to the Boone Hall plantation where we were given a written schedule of guided tours for the grounds and house and times and places where historical talks were presented. I feel we were not allotted enough time to take part in all that was available. We missed the 2:30 tour of the mansion by just a couple of minutes, and since they were 30minute tours, we could not wait for the next one and still get to the bus by the 3:30 leave time. Thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Rating: 5
very educational and fun
Tue, Jun 16  7:00 AM Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Very recommended
Rating: 5
Fantastic tour
Thu, Jun 11  7:00 AM Female 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
 
Truly enjoyed everything from the bus trip (Great driver) to the carriage ride and the plantation home. I would definitely recommend this tour.
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Do I have to purchase tickets in advance?
Tickets must be purchased in advance, and tours often sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the day and time you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased with a Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Can I buy my tickets up until the start time of the tour?
No, unfortunately we need the complete attendee list the day before the tour to guarantee space on all the components of the trip. You must purchase your tickets 16 hours before the start time of the tour. We will not be able to accommodate last-minute additions.
What type of ticket should I buy if I'm bringing a very young child?
Because the various components of this trip have their own ticket requirements, everyone, regardless of age, must purchase a full-price ticket.
What does each trip include?
Each trip includes: Roundtrip motor coach travel to Charleston, SC from Myrtle Beach, SC; a carriage tour of Historic Charleston with Palmetto Carriage Works; a visit to the Old City Market; a Charleston "Harbor of History" Boat Tour; Admission and Tour of Boone Hall Plantation; and a delicious "Deli-Style" boxed lunch.
Do I have to book my space on each attraction, or do you do that for me?
We take care of everything for you! In purchasing the full all-day package your space is guaranteed on each part of the trip, including the Boone Hall Plantation, the Harbor Boat Tour, and the Carriage Tour.
How much time to we spend at each portion of the trip, and in what order are the activities done?
The travel time from Myrtle Beach to Charleston is approximately two hours each way. The carriage ride is approximately one hour long and then you will spend about an hour at the City Market. The Harbor Boat Tour is 90 minutes. We then spend one hour (sometimes an hour and 15 minutes) at the Boone Hall Plantation before making our way back to Myrtle Beach.
Is there ever a time when a portion of the all-day trip is omitted?
On very rare occasions, we are forced to omit a portion of the trip due to weather reasons or unforeseen circumstances. If this happens, we will do our best to find a similar and comparable activity for you to participate in during that time, so tours will still proceed as scheduled.
How much time total is spent on the bus?
The trip from Myrtle Beach to Charleston lasts about two hours and we do provide transportation in both directions, lasting about four hours total. In between stops in Charleston, we're usually on the bus for 15 minutes or less as the destinations are very close to one another.
How do we get from one place to the next once in Charleston?
Our motorcoach bus will pick you up from each location and transport you to the next, so you don't have to worry about a thing!
Do we make any stops along the way from Myrtle Beach to Charleston?
No, our motorcoach provides comfortable and convenient non-stop transportation from Myrtle Beach to Charleston. This portion of the trip is not narrated and will not include any specific stops at points of interest along the way, although feel free to take photos of the South Carolina countryside!
When do we eat lunch?
You are provided with a delicious Deli-Style Boxed Lunch aboard the Harbor Boat Tour. The lunch includes a sandwich of turkey or ham (we get a delivery of sandwiches, and they are distributed on a first-come first-served basis), chips, a fruit cup, and a cookie. We also provide you with a fountain drink.
Are you able to accommodate dietary restrictions or food allergies?
On most occasions, we're able to accommodate you with a vegetarian lunch. Please specify the number of people in your party who would like a vegetarian lunch when purchasing tickets.
What does the vegetarian lunch consist of?
Veggie wrap: Spinach tortilla wrap, provolone cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, green pepper, sprouts and a light ranch dressing.
What exactly do we do at the Boone Hall Plantation?
At the Plantation, you'll be able to explore the historic brick slave cabins, a smoke house, and a cotton gin. Costumed hostesses will greet you at the mansion and provide guided tours of the first floor. You'll see the butterfly garden and take pleasure in viewing antique roses, camellias and other native South Carolina plants. There is also a unique gift shop with plantation treasures.
What exactly does the Charleston Harbor Boat Tour include?
The Harbor Boat Tour is a 90-minute guided cruise around the Charleston Harbor aboard the Carolina Belle. Some of the sites you'll see and hear about include: the white steeple of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church which was saved from destruction during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars because it was painted black so as not to be an easy target; the stately homes along the Battery - a symbol of Southern elegance and perseverance; the three forts – Moultrie, Sumter, and Johnson that have played a significant role in our history from the Revolution through World War II; Patriot’s Point, the home of the Yorktown, the famous “Fighting Lady” of World War II; and Charleston’s landmark Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, a new state of the art span that accommodates the largest ships in the world. You can also catch a glimpse of dolphins skimming the surface as they feed or a pelican as he nose dives into the water in search of a tasty tidbit.
What do we do at the Historic Covered Open-Air Market?
At the City Market, you'll have an hour to shop and take in the festive Southern atmosphere. The City Market is a must-see when visiting Charleston. There are a total of four buildings spanning from Meeting Street to East Bay Street. An assortment of wares is sold by hundreds of vendors. Merchandise is first quality. Sweet grass basket weavers can be seen in every building, along with local artists selling jewelry, tapestry, souvenirs, church dolls, afghans, rugs, rice, beans and sauces, local candies and cookies and much more. The horse-drawn carriages gallop by with people from all over the world, and restaurants line both North and South Market street.
What exactly do we see on the Palmetto Carriage Works Tour?
With a professional tour guide narrating the trip, you'll travel through 25 blocks of Charleston's oldest residential and business district. You'll experience the charm and beauty of Charleston, and its magnificent homes and gardens and its way of life, past and present.
Can I buy food or drinks along the way?
Food and drinks may be purchased from the snack bar on the Carolina Belle. The snack bar has soda, bottled water, wine, beer, chips, hot dogs, candy bars, cookies, etc. It may also be possible to purchase light snacks or beverages in the Old City Market area. However, we ask that you do not attempt a sit-down restaurant meal, as we do have a schedule to keep to in order to enjoy all of the day’s planned activities. If you would like to purchase food (to compliment the boxed lunch that is included in the price of the trip), please bring extra cash with you.
Can I bring snacks or beverages aboard the bus?
Yes, although we ask that you keep the number and size of the items you bring on board to a minimum, as the bus does not have a lot of storage space. We ask that you do not bring coolers. However, you're welcome to bring a backpack or bag with snacks and drinks (no alcohol) for the day!
Are there bathrooms along the way?
Our motor coach bus does include a restroom, so you may use the facilities onboard the bus while en-route. The bus will only stop for emergencies. Our first stop in Charleston is the Carriage Tour, followed by time spent in the Old Market area, and then the Harbor Boat Tour, and finally the Boone Hall Plantation. There are restrooms in the Old Market area, on board the Carolina Belle, and at the Plantation. In addition, there are handicap accessible restrooms via an elevator at the Charleston Maritime Center (where the Harbor Boat Tour departs from).
When do the Charleston Adventures run?
We run Tuesday through Thursday every week during our season. Our season begins in February and lasts into early - mid November depending on weather.
What happens if it rains?
The trips go out rain or shine, regardless of weather conditions. The carriage ride takes place in a covered carriage, however, the sides are open so please dress appropriately for the weather. The City Market is mostly enclosed, but you will have to walk outside from store to store, so please bring an umbrella if the forecasted weather calls for rain. The Harbor Boat Tour has a glassed-in, enclosed observatory and the upper deck is also partially covered, so the boat goes out in moderate rain. Lastly, Boone Hall Plantation includes a tour of the inside first floor, so you'll still get a great look at one of America’s oldest plantations.
Is the Harbor Boat Tour covered?
Yes, the Carolina Belle has two decks, each providing spectacular views of Charleston harbor: a glassed-in, climate controlled Main Salon, and an Observation Deck. The Observation Deck is open; however, it does have some roof-covered space.
What should I wear?
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions. Keep in mind that the temperature on the water is significantly cooler than on the land, so you may want to bring a sweater in the cooler months for the Harbor Boat Tour.
Is the Harbor Boat Tour safe?
The Carolina Belle is United States Coast Guard certified to cruise the inland waterways, meets all of the USCG safety requirements, and passes a rigorous annual safety inspection. She carries a crew of three for up to 149 passengers and four above 149.
Will I get seasick?
The Carolina Belle is a steady 80-foot vessel with classic lines. The Charleston Harbor has a mild atmosphere and it is unlikely that you will feel much movement aboard the boat. If you often feel seasick, you may want to consider some light medication before beginning the trip. We cannot officially advise you to take any medication, however.
Can I leave the group and explore Charleston on my own?
You are not able to leave the group and meet up with the bus later, as it is very important that the bus driver is able to keep track of the entire group. If you would like to make special arrangements, please click “Contact ChasAdven”.
How long does the trip last?
The entire trip usually lasts around 10.5 hours. This may vary, however, depending on traffic conditions. We usually make it back to Myrtle Beach between 10 hours and 15 minutes and 10 hours and 45 minutes after the start of the tour.
Is the trip wheelchair accessible?
If you are able to walk for short distances, you will be able to participate in the trip, as we keep the walking to a minimum. However, we are not able to store wheelchairs on the bus (unless you have a fold-able wheelchair). The bus itself is not wheelchair accessible and the carriage does have a few steps that you must walk up. Of course, we'll help guests with limited mobility as much as we can.
Can you store anything for me on the bus?
The bus does have some limited storage space, but we ask that you do not bring coolers or other large items, as the space is limited. Also, please keep in mind that we are not responsible for any lost or missing items left on the bus during our stops.
Where does the trip finish?
We bring you back to the meeting location in "Broadway at the Beach," Myrtle Beach.
Are gift certificates available for the trip?
Yes, gift certificates are available and make great gifts for any occasion! To purchase a gift certificate, please click on the "Gift certificates: Purchase" link in the box above.
Can I book a private trip?
Yes! We can accommodate a variety of special requests. Please click “Contact ChasAdven” to inquire further about special group rates.

Policies

Refund/Rescheduling Policy

Non-refundable, cannot be rescheduled.
Once purchased, tickets cannot be refunded and cannot be rescheduled because your space is being guaranteed at the event.

Weather Policy

Activity takes place rain or shine.
The activity runs regardless of weather conditions. In the rare situation where the seller is forced to cancel the event, ticket-holders will be allowed to reschedule to another time (subject to availability).

Other Policies

Boarding
Boarding is on a first come first served basis – All Sailings Provided Conditions Warrant
Coast Guard Regulations
All persons and personal effects are subject to screening or inspection. Failure to consent or submit to screening or inspection will result in denial of authorization to board the boat in accordance with United States Coast Guard regulations.
Purchasing Agreement
By purchasing this ticket you are agreeing to the above terms and conditions and agree to hold harmless Charleston Harbor Tours and tour Management Services, Inc.

Charleston Adventures

Charleston Adventures, sister company to Charleston Harbor Tours and Schooner Pride, is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best that Charleston has to offer. Departing from Myrtle Beach, we'll take you on a trip through South Carolina's scenic lowcountry, as costumed hostesses, professional tour guides, and knowledgeable captains narrate your journey.

We've partnered with the highest quality sightseeing companies. You'll climb aboard the Carolina Bell for a Charleston Harbor Tour - the longest running harbor tour company in Charleston, serving her guests since 1908. You'll also take a carriage ride provided by the leader in Charleston carriage tours.

Prepare for a Charleston cultural experience like no other!

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